A bold dancer with a flair for the dramatic, Blakeley White-McGuire has been a principal with the Martha Graham Dance Company since 2002. She can command the stage with angst or humor, and has performed lead roles in Graham’s Appalachian Spring, Diversion of Angels, Errand Into the Maze, and Maple Leaf Rag. Growing up in… Read More


Theater director Anne Bogart and the actors of  SITI Company along with nine dancers from the Martha Graham Company created a new work re-imagining Graham’s 1942 dance/theater piece, American Document. My writing about the creative process was published by the website, The Dance Enthusiast.… Read More


The Martha Graham Dance Company Gals Go For Broke ; Photo by Gianluca Scrofani

While performing for the Festival of Ancient Plays in Siracusa, Sicily, I created a video blog and short written piece about the experience (which was formidable).  Once again, dance brought me on a unique adventure.   A Postcard From Blakeley White-McGuire, Martha Graham Dance Company Principal Dancer June 19th, 2012 It is rare for concert… Read More


  This video by Steven Speloitis shows bits of The Martha Graham Dance Company rehearsing Maple Leaf Rag, which was choreographed by Graham with music by Scott Joplin. It is a fun dance which I have had the pleasure to perform many times with my partner, Maurizio Nardi!… Read More


  The Dance Films Association selected me as artist-in-residence at the Art Mill in Jeffersonville, NY. There, I collaborated with designer and videographer Josh Higgason on a video performance piece titled Waterfall with sound score by composer, Chris Becker. Everything about this work was improvised and experimental for me. It facilitated a shift in my… Read More


In this dance titled Woman,  I allowed myself to explore subtlety through improvising and developing the movements which eventually became this dance. Dancer Jacquelyn Elder and I used mirroring and leadership exchanges that generated instances of synching up or simply finding ourselves dancing together. This phenomenal experience helped me understand the value of creating with… Read More


These Worlds in Us from Blakeley White McGuire on Vimeo. These Worlds In Us Choreography by Blakeley White-McGuire Music by Missy Mazzoli Dancers:Jacquelyn Elder, Lloyd Knight, Maurizio Nardi, Ben Schultz and Blakeley White-McGuire These Worlds In Us was made possible by the generous funding of Geoff Fallon.… Read More